TF1 picks up rights to World Handball Championships

French commercial broadcaster TF1 has agreed a sublicensing deal with beIN Sports for rights to matches from upcoming editions of the International Handball Federation’s (IHF) World Championships.

The deal runs from 2019 to 2025 and grants TF1 rights to three matches involving the French national team during the group stages of each event, along with a semi-final – should France progress to that stage.

TF1 will also hold exclusive rights to the final of the men’s and women’s events if France reaches that stage. All matches will also be co-broadcast live by beIN Sports.

The deal comes after beIN Sports acquired rights for the World Handball Championships for the same period from the Lagardère Sports agency.